Minsk - "Berezinsky" Biosphere Nature Reserve - Minsk

 

 

4 days/3nights.

 

Day 1.

Arrival at "Minsk-2" International Airport, transfer to the chosen hotel, check-in at the hotel.

Free time. Dinner.

 

Day 2.

Breakfast.

Minsk sightseeing tour visiting the place, where the city was born (the 11th cent.), the Upper town (16th – 18th centuries) with the Russian Orthodox Holy Ghost Cathedral and St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, the Trinity suburb (19th century); Isle of Tears, Independence Square (20 century) with its Government Building (1929 - 1933) and Red Roman Catholic Church of the early 20th cent. and others.

Visit to the Museum of Country Architecture and Life on the open air in Strochitsy (18 km from Minsk) displaying the original pieces of rural architecture from various regions of Belarus as well as numerous domestic utensils, articles of applied arts and agricultural implements used by the rural population in the past. (in winter time - visit to the Art Museum of Belarus (Picture Gallery) displaying its rich collection of Belarusian fine arts of the 16th - 20th centuries, including icons, old wooden sculpture, articles of applied arts, painting and drawings).

Dinner.Cultural program in the evening: Belarusian ballet, opera performance, philharmonic society, circus, casino etc.

 

Day 3.

Breakfast.

Travel to "Berezinsky" Biosphere Nature Reserve (BBNR) (120 km from Minsk) located in the Northern part of Belarus, a 20 km wide strip of land stretching for more than 60 km from the source of the Berezina river to Palik Lake. Boundless forests, fairyland swamps, deep rivers and lakes have existed here for thousand years following the laws of their own, and protect­ing the gorgeous world of animals and plants. Walking tour around the Reserve including visit to the open-air cages with wild animals; special activities - observation of wild animals and birds from special places is organized for the amateurs of photo safari. Transfer to Minsk.

Dinner.

 

Day 4.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to the “Minsk-2” International  Airport for your departure flight.